2005 Archives

photo by Ryan Albert


Top Honors for "Childish Things"
No Depression: #6 on CriticsChoice Top 40 of 2005

Stephen King gives James McMurtry's
"Childish Things" the #2 spot for top
2005 album picks and
"We Can't make it Here" lands
the #2 spot in King's list of top 5 singles.
December 9, '05 Entertainment Weekly

"Childish Things" wins #1 spot on
X Country's top 50 albums of 2005
XM Satellite Radio Inc.

XM Country will be live at the Steamboat Springs Music Fest
on the 5th, 6th and 7th. Tune in to hear James.
According to Highroad Touring's site, he'll be performing
on the 6th at 9:20 p.m., Mountain Standard Time

"Childish Things" voted #1 album by WNCW's listeners
WNCW in Spindale, NC listeners' end of year poll 2005.

James McMurtry's
"Childish Things"

James McMurtry's first self-produced record and first studio album
in 3 years features an unedited version of McMurtry's political commentary, "We Can't Make It Here Anymore". PRESS & CONTACTS
Order your copy today. Compadre Estore

Lee Tindall, One Damn Fine Bulletin Board President
On November 4th, fans of the band gathered to celebrate the life of our late JMcM board president, Lee Tindall. It was a fitting tribute - a joining together of friends and family to listen to one Lee's all time favorite musicians. The evening concluded with James' dedication of "Too Long in the Wasteland".
visit the tribute page for photos of the event

Great shots from Shooters
Here are some of the most current captures by the talented Mr. Charlie Kinyon - taken of the band from their November 26th gig at Shooters in Gainesville, Texas. Thanks, Charlie!

Radio Scene
CATCH LINDA EAST BRADY: Yes, it's official and long-term -- Tuesday Roots and Blues, 1:30 p.m. MT (3:30 ET ect) is her regular show -- featuring at least one James cut per show www.KRCL.org.

James featured on AmericanaRoots.com
James' new cd has been added as part of AmericanaRoots.com's weekly podcast review show on Americana Roots. AmericanaRoots.com is being featured on the front page of the iTunes podcast directory. They've also added several tracks from "Childish Things" to their radio station.

" I hope this will generate a few new fans as that's the whole point of Americana Roots :-)" ~Gregg Geil, instigator of AmericanaRoots.com

Maxcreative LLC, the company that hosts our online web gallery has just launched a site for high quality fan photography and more. T4TX.com is currently dedicated to Texas musicians and includes galleries for James McMurtry and Ronnie Johnson. Need to park you photosalong the internet highway to share with your friends, visit their submission page and upload a few.

Valley Road among sampling of Pres. Bush's ipod
¶ TUCSON (AP) -- James McMurtry says his politics may not be the same as another Texan's, but he's pleased to learn that one of his songs, "Valley Road," is on President Bush's iPod. McMurtry says "It's actually been a pretty good piece of promotion so far, people are noticing it, so I'll take it."

Still, McMurtry isn't sure whether Dubya is really listening to his work, or whether the President's publicity team is -- as he puts it -- "just image-crafting." But McMurtry says he won't predict that one of the tracks on his next CD will end up in the President's ear. It's titled "We Can't Make It Here," and outlines many of America's problems -- although without naming any specific leaders by name.


to Stephen King

and his station WKIT
for the great success
of the February '05 Grand show
in Ellsworth, Maine.
Visit the website for photos of
the event and check out the crowd!


Lee Tindall, One Damn Fine Man
On Wednesday May 4, 2005 the world lost a genuine connoisseur of life, Lee Tindall. Lee loved good music, the kind of music that fills your head and your heart and makes you take a good look at life one more time. A habitually generous man, he was inspired to create the "James McMurtry, damn fine singer-songwriter" club where he could share that love of music with like-minded souls. His dedication to McMurtry's music was a driving force in expanding club membership from four to over 400 members.

He left many of us behind, wondering just why does this sweet old world work the way it does. He did lots of living in his 35 years, much of which involved giving lots of himself.

I just want to thank him for the last six years of support in poking at that ol' three-banded armadillo, for joining me in the ceremony— knowing the beast wouldn't, or couldn't, ever unroll itself.


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